Patience is what you require the most while watching Bahubali 2: The Conclusion and if you have made it till here in the video, maybe you can make it through the film as well. Zaada ho gaya, haina…
This film is basically leading you to the answer ki Katappa ne Bahubali ko kyu mara! But that’s not all the film has. The first half is all about the love between Amrendra and Devasana and sibling rivalry between Amrendra and Bhallaldev. There is a major plot turn exactly before the interval, but you see it coming. The first half is slow and there is too much set up happening. It is the second half that answers your question about Bahubali’s death and has the major war sequence.
Bahubali 2: The Conclusion talks about hope, courage and dharma. Though you don’t see the film reaching heights at all points, but SS Rajamouli’s sheer ambition deserves praise. Though at various points you will feel that the landscape is too animated, which it is, but it’s breathtaking. There is a scene in which a ship takes the shape of a dove and flies in the air, in another, palm trees are used as weapons. So there are scenes which are over done, but I am not complaining at all. It is a commercial film and I am happy because unlike other commercial films Rajamouli doesn’t let go of his conviction.
The performances are all great. Prabhas as both Amrendra and Mahendra Bahubali is very convincing. He does complete justice to the parts. Sathyaraj as Kattapa. and Nasser as the evil father are both good too. Sathyaraj carries on his legacy from the first part impeccably. The women however don’t really create an impact. Ramya Krishnan as Raj Mata takes the back seat. Tamannah Bhatia is hardly there. Anushka Shetty is good, really good, but I just couldn’t buy her as a warrior princess. Maybe because I had Tamannah as an already existing idea of a warrior princess in my head. Rana Daggubati too is not very appealing. But again, I am not complaining. Mujhe bada maza aaya.
All in all, whatever I say, you will watch the film, toh kyu bolu aur?
If I had to rate the film, 2 years we had to wait to solve the biggest mystery of our lives, and I am not satisfied. Ab kya kare?